Purbeck commuters face slower rail journeys due to staff shortages The ‘significant impact’ of the Omicron Covid variant means the introduction of a reduced rail timetable from Wareham Station to London and Southampton.
Swanage streets to be closed for roadworks A series of new year road closures in Swanage will mean drivers will have to take diversions to get round town.
New Road to Studland temporarily closed for resurfacing A section of New Road (B3351) that links Studland and Corfe Castle is to be temporarily closed for four days for resurfacing works.
Car park at Norden escapes Dorset Council parking charge hike Purbeck Park car park at Norden, developed to encourage visitors to take the train to Corfe Castle and Swanage has got a last minute reprieve.
Parking permits for residents to be looked at by Dorset Council It’s been revealed that Dorset Council is considering introducing on-street parking permits for residents across the area including Swanage.
Swanage on-street parking charges set to go up The cost of parking in Station Road and Shore Road is to increase, along with Dorset Council owned car parks in Wareham and Corfe Castle, if the plans get the ...
Tow truck deployed for first time in Studland to control bad parking Over the hot weekend, Dorset Council had to exercise its new powers to tow away illegally and dangerously parked cars.
Flashing speed indicator installed on Swanage roads In a bid to remind drivers travelling into Swanage to slow down, Swanage Town Council has purchased a speed indicator device, otherwise known as a SID.
No parking in new loading bays comes into effect in Swanage While the work to create new loading bays in Swanage town centre was completed in June 2020, the rules to enable fines for illegal parking have just come into effect.
Illegally parked cars in Dorset liable to be towed away under new rules Following a tow away zone in Studland, Dorset Council is now set to introduce a tow away policy across its area, including Swanage.
The Durlston bus is back in business It’s been a long wait for passengers but the D5 bus between Swanage and Durlston is finally back after a ‘fallow year’ last year.
New Studland parking rules confirmed by Dorset Council A vehicle tow away zone is to come into force along Ferry Road in Studland but Dorset Council says there's still parking on the verge.
Tolls to rise after Sandbanks Ferry public inquiry ruling The government has given the go ahead to increase the toll for cars from £4.50 to £6.75 by 2031, with a swift rise to £4.75 on Monday 17th May 2021.
Studland to get vehicle tow-away zone for summer A new tow-away zone is to be introduced along Ferry Road to help prevent a repeat of last year’s chaos when vehicles parked illegally.
Sandbanks Ferry to return to normal operating hours Following the easing of lockdown, the Sandbanks Ferry will resume its full timetable, operating from 7 am to 11.10 pm daily.
Road closure to reinstate Swanage zebra crossing Kings Road East by the junction with the High Street in Swanage, is to be temporarily shut to traffic to allow the zebra crossing markings outside the library to be ...
Action taken in Swanage against abandoned cars As part of an enforcement operation, a team from Dorset Council has targeted abandoned vehicles in towns across the county, including Swanage.
Chance to boost bikes in Swanage The opportunity to run a cycle hire concession in the town is being offered by Swanage Town Council to get more people on bikes.
National Trust implores ferry company to give locals a bigger discount The public inquiry to decide whether the Sandbanks Ferry company can increase the price of its tolls, heard the views of the National Trust on the third day of proceedings.
Sandbanks Ferry company grilled over toll increase proposal The managing director of the Sandbanks Ferry company has been giving evidence on the second day of the public inquiry to decide whether the company can raise its prices.
Will the Sandbanks Ferry tolls go up? Public inquiry has started The Sandbanks Ferry company wants to increase its prices but because of objections, the matter is now to be decided by a government appointed planning inspector.
Free parking on offer in Dorset as Christmas shopping season begins As Christmas 2020 draws ever nearer, shoppers can enjoy free parking on certain days in Dorset Council car parks.
Check which Purbeck roads are getting gritted, as it starts to get icy With winter and frosty mornings on their way, Dorset Council has initiated a new approach to gritting and Swanage residents can check online which roads have been treated and when.
Swanage councillors recommend removal of parking spaces for bin lorry access The newly created on-street parking on the High Street near the library, is being recommended to be scrapped, after residents complained that the bin lorry can’t get up Mount Pleasant ...
Sandbanks Ferry inquiry into toll increases stopped to consider new proposals The National Trust and a consortium of councils have both submitted alternative proposals to the Sandbanks Ferry company’s price increase plans.
Sandbanks Ferry to reduce hours during second lockdown but will continue to operate The ferry company, which is facing a public inquiry into its plans to increase toll prices, will finish operating at 9 pm on a daily basis for the next four ...
Drivers should watch out for partial closure of the High Street on Monday A short section of the High Street in Swanage is to close and vehicles will be diverted down Church Hill, to allow road works to take place.
New initiative investigated to slow down traffic coming into Swanage Across Dorset, 45 communities already have electronic signs that show an approaching vehicle’s speed and now Swanage may get one too.
Purbeck village pursues 20mph speed limit despite lack of “collision data” Langton Matravers’ parish councillors express disappointment that the request to Dorset Council for a 20mph speed limit through their village is “probably not looking positive".
Public inquiry into Sandbanks Ferry’s proposed inflation-linked toll increases The Department for Transport says a public inquiry will be held to examine the new proposed toll increases for the Sandbanks Ferry.
Historic boat plans to make return to Swanage A historic ferry is set to make its first trip to and from Swanage in years - and it could soon be offering trips to Brownsea Island too.
Majority want permanent closure of Shore Road in Swanage In a survey of residents, 62 percent said Shore Road should be closed permanently between The Mowlem and the junction with Victoria Avenue.
Watch for military helicopters overhead as part of Bovington exercise Purbeck residents should keep an eye on the sky, as military aviation manoeuvres are taking place over the course of next week.
Bus provider promises to “retain lifeline service” throughout winter despite pandemic Swanage’s key bus service provider, Morebus has stressed its commitment to keeping essential services throughout the coronavirus crisis and the quieter winter months.
Kings Road East – Don’t drive the wrong way! Swanage’s town centre traffic experiment is being scrapped from today, so the one way flow of traffic in Kings Road East will be reversed.
“Wacky racers” return to Studland and a Mercedes gets towed away at Sandbanks In Studland, parked cars causing chaos got tickets but in Sandbanks, the council removed illegally parked vehicles on a tow truck - SEE VIDEO.
Dorset Council agrees to suspend Swanage traffic experiment Following 90 objections to the reversal of traffic flow of Kings Road East, Dorset Council has announced a date when everything will revert back to normal.
Swanage residents relieved as ‘double yellows’ reinstated The road resurfacing work in Swanage that was halted four months ago due to the coronavirus crisis, is to get completed next week.
Condor Ferries resumes regular sailings to Channel Islands A welcome sight returned as a Condor ferry could once again be regularly spotted from Swanage, as the company resumed sailings.
Motorist left deflated in desperation for Studland parking space In a crazy attempt to park near the beach, this car ended up with flat tyres and an expensive repair bill!
Studland becomes beach ‘overflow’ as Bournemouth declared a major incident Beach-goers who couldn’t find space in Bournemouth, flocked to Studland, blocking Ferry Road and some using ferry property as a toilet.
From lockdown to gridlock as jams disrupt ferry operation Traffic chaos in Sandbanks leaves motorists stranded in Studland, as ferry has to stop taking vehicles.
RNLI rescue a yacht pinned against Sandbanks Ferry The RNLI releases footage of its rescue of a yacht wedged against the front of the Sandbanks Ferry - WATCH VIDEO
Kings Road East traffic flow to stay reversed as Institute Road reopens Swanage town centre road works are complete and Institute Road has reopened but like lots of things, it’s only back to ‘near normal’ - SEE VIDEO OF THE MAYOR
Sandbanks Ferry ready to return to service Barring any last minute hitches, the Sandbanks Ferry is to resume operating from Wednesday 17th June 2020 but there are new rules in place.
Swanage car parks to start charging again Car parking charges that were suspended during lockdown are to be reinstated for the car parks operated by Swanage Town Council.
Rhino leaves lasting impression on Institute Road The company, Rhino Asphalt Solutions has been working into the early hours to finish the new pavements that are part of Swanage’s town centre improvement scheme.
Share of half a million pounds up for grabs for Swanage travel infrastructure Swanage residents being asked how to spend a £577k grant to improve walking and cycling routes in Dorset to help social distancing.
Highways team to work through night to complete Institute Road pavements The final stage of the Swanage town centre improvement work is expected to start later today, when the pavements get their top coat.
The Sandbanks Ferry to resume service after lockdown With an expected increase in demand as lockdown restrictions ease, the ferry will start operating soon for vehicles but not foot passengers or cyclists.
Final push to complete town centre roadworks Speedy progress means a completion date is in sight for the Swanage town centre improvements, despite the coronavirus lockdown disruption - SEE PHOTOS.
No green light for tourists in Swanage Day trippers are being warned that Swanage is not gearing up for tourists this weekend, as car parks are closed and roadworks continue.
Sandbanks Ferry has sustained “significant damage” in Poole Harbour A large piece of concrete has fallen onto the ferry meaning that it won’t be back in service for some time yet, while it’s repaired.
Highways team back in Swanage after shut down Following a seven week freeze, work restarts in Institute Road, after it was dramatically halted in March due to coronavirus rules.
Roadworks to restart in central Swanage and traffic lights to return Dorset Council’s highways team is to restart construction work in Institute Road in the centre of Swanage’s shopping area soon.
Sandbanks Ferry to stop operating until further notice The Sandbanks Ferry Company has just announced that it’s to withdraw the service because it's no longer economically or environmentally viable at this current time.
Ferry hours reduced as travel restrictions bite The Sandbanks Ferry will finish operating on a daily basis at 7.10 pm for the foreseeable future, starting from Tuesday 14th April 2020.
Institute Road reopens as Swanage roadworks suspended Dorset Council is suspending the town centre roadworks, after UK workers were told to stay at home, to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Ferry company proposes annual inflation-linked toll increases The Sandbanks Ferry Company is again proposing new price increases for this year and for future rises to be inflation-linked.
Ferry company asks again for toll increase The Sandbanks Ferry Company is now applying for a new price increase, following the rejection of its last proposal.
Temporary lights still causing traffic jam in town Dorset Council has changed the temporary traffic lights in Swanage town centre but long traffic queues are still building up.
Road closure fortnight for Swanage, as resurfacing trucks roll into town All the lorries and equipment arrived in town this weekend, ready to start two weeks of road resurfacing.
Another road closure for Swanage this March With roadworks already disrupting Swanage, Dorset Council has now announced the closure of another main road.
Rolling programme of road closures across Swanage A number of roads are to be closed while they’re resurfaced over the first two weeks of March 2020.
Town centre road closed for road works until May Institute Road, in the centre of Swanage’s shopping area, has been shut for 16 weeks for construction work.
Park Road and Marshall Row to close for resurfacing work Dorset Council are closing Park Road and Marshall Row in Swanage for up to five days from Sunday 8th March for road resurfacing.
New date for Institute Road closure Institute Road will now be closed for roadworks from Monday 17th February. a week later than expected.
New £450,000 road safety scheme for Swanage town centre underway Roadworks have started in Swanage, to improve pedestrian safety and remove the loading bay in Institute Road.